The TP-25 tray packer for aseptic cartons from Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) runs 1-L aseptic cartons at up to 25 trays/min. A positive product handling/laning system allows for pre-collation of product and acts as an in-process accumulator.
Computer-controlled, the SMIFORM line of stretch blow molders from SMI (Bergamo, Italy) eliminates many of the mechanical and electrical connections that made traditional molders so complicated and expensive.
A new inserter from Unique Solutions (Lake Zurich, IL) inserts coupons, liquid or dry-filled pouches, and a variety of 3D items made in a continuous, perforated, bandolier format up to 6" wide and 2" thick.
A horizontal tf/f/s machine from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) makes blisters and seals them with card or film in one process. The system forms blisters from rollstock and takes roll-fed film, paperboard, or a paper/poly structure, and uses it to make the blister backing.
Columbia/Okura’s (Vancouver, WA) OXPA-DIY software is a Windows-based graphical user interface that gives the user a simple way to create, edit, and download custom robotic palletizing pattern programs.